MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced $110 million additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief funding for Wisconsin schools and students. This announcement includes more than $2.4 million in additional funding for the Racine Unified School District (RUSD). Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement in support:
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our students, teachers, and schools have faced challenge after challenge. While our educators, students, administrators, and staff have met these challenges head-on and worked to adapt, COVID-19 has exacerbated disparities in educational outcomes and additional resources are necessary to support public education through this crisis.
“During the budget process, the Republican majority chose to provide our schools with the bare minimum necessary to meet requirements for federal aid. Governor Evers’ continued commitment to supporting our schools wherever possible is deeply needed, and I’m grateful Racine is receiving additional resources today.
“Today’s investment gives schools across Wisconsin more resources to help our kids recover from the pandemic. Whether districts need additional programming to help students both in and out of the classroom, more staff, increased educational and extracurricular opportunities, or investment in mental health support, Gov. Evers is doing his part to get them the resources they need,” Neubauer said.